Arts & Disability Ireland and Butler Gallery have been working together since 2013 to make a number of exhibitions accessible to visually impaired audiences at Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery
ADI and Butler Gallery, Kilkenny started a partnership in 2013 to provide access to visual art exhibitions at Butler Gallery to audiences with visual impairments. For the first time in Ireland audio description was made available with a new device called Discovery Pen.
Using the pens audiences who are blind and visually impaired are able to explore the art works through descriptions, artists’ statements and curatorial statements. The pens have been used to great success by various organisations globally to date and were debuted in Ireland at Butler Gallery, Kilkenny in 2013.
2018 The Breadwinner by Cartoon Saloon
2017 Personae Butler Gallery’s collection exhibition
2016 Block and Receive by Cliona Harmey
2015 My Minds i by Janet Mullarney
2014 The Talking Earth by Amy Walsh
2013 Art Makes Children Powerful by Bob and Roberta Smith
The Breadwinner by Cartoon Saloon Butler Gallery, Kilkenny May 12th - July 29th 2018
Personae Group show, works on loan from IMMA Butler Gallery, Kilkenny January 14th - February 26th 2017
Block and Receive by Cliona Harmey Butler Gallery, Kilkenny June 25th - July 24th 2016
My Minds i by Janet Mullarney Butler Gallery, Kilkenny October 24th - December 13th 2015
The Talking Earth by Amy Walsh Butler Gallery, Kilkenny October 18th - December 14th 2014
Art Makes Children Powerful by Bob and Roberta Smith Butler Gallery, Kilkenny August 10th - October 6th 2013